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Fire destroys Ottertail apartment building

Otterttail fire (Forum News Service photo)

Several fire departments were unable to stop a blaze from destroying an apartment building here Wednesday night.

The fire at 40283 Otter Road, reported at about 4:30 p.m., did not cause any injuries, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release. The seven-unit building was a total loss, and tenants were staying with friends or relatives.


Firefighters responded from Ottertail, Battle Lake, Henning and Perham. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

A woman who answered a phone call to the building's owner, Don Monk of Battle Lake, declined to comment.

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